Grade LevelWho can providethe physical?
SchoolPre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11
(every 3 years)
Working PapersA personal physician
District health care provider
School physicals must be completed by a NYS licensed provider.On your own
Set dates throughout the year; check with the nurse in your building.Use the Health Appraisal Form, located on the District Health Forms page.
Athletic All students in grades 7-12 who wish to play sports. District health care provider ONLY. Physicals from personal physicians will not be accepted for athletic physicals.During the school year, physicals for all three sports seasons are scheduled at the school buildings (NTI, MS and HS).Students are encouraged to get the physical during the May or June sessions.A parent/guardian must first complete a Pre-Participation Form before a physical will be administered. This form cannot be filled out until 30 days prior to your scheduled physical. When your child signs up for their physical, with the school nurse, they will then be given an appointment date and time.Students can pick up the Pre-Participation Form in the school nurse's office.
If your child is entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grade 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 in September, a mandated physical examination, by a New York-licensed provider, is required. Your private healthcare provider is the best person to conduct this exam. Make your appointment early as it can take three months to schedule exams over the busy summer. NYS law requires these exams, and schools are obligated to enforce the requirement. Please retain a copy of all certificates for your records before you submit them to the school nurse. Use the District Health Appraisal Form, found on the District Health Forms page. Only the approved form will be accepted. See FAQ's About Physicals for more information.
**PLEASE NOTE: If a written copy of the physical is not received, the district will provide a physical by our district health care providers. School physicals will begin in October. Please note that physicals will include genital exams for the boys and breast exams for the girls. It would be helpful to your child if you prepare him/her for this part of the exam.
SPORTS PHYSICALS FROM YOUR PRIVATE PHYSICIAN WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. All potential North Tonawanda City School District athletes are required to obtain a sports physical every calendar year. According to the New York State Education Department Commissioner’s Regulations, specifically, CR135.4(c)(7)(i) - “It shall be the duty of the trustees and boards of education … to permit no pupil to participate in such activity without the approval of the school medical officer.” Therefore, the only physical that is accepted by the District is one that is completed by the Board-approved physician(s). To obtain an athletic physical, a student must sign up with the school nurse. Free physicals by our Board-approved physician(s) will take place during the school year.